- by Melissa Bowers
The August Challenge
Only two months old and already the Pickleball courts are being Challenged by increasing membership and the August heat. That’s right. The Heat is On!
Don’t be alarmed, the rough characters in the photo below might make one think it was taken in the exercise yard at San Quentin. But in reality it was court 2 on the new Pickleball courts. The occasion is the August unveiling of the new “challenge” court, to allow those who want to see just how good they are being challenged by another twosome. The winners take on the next challengers. The intimidating looking teams below were first to test their mettle and include: Peter “Slapshot” Schmidt, Joan “the Jedi” Seliga, Phil “the Big” House, and Tom “Smashmouth” Shepard.
A big thank you to our field reporter JB. August was a hot one both on and off the courts. All blood has been cleaned up and the wounded patched…feelings and all. So now it’s off to September with its own surprises. Stay tuned as more exciting news is forthcoming… no hints!
OAKMONT PICKLEBALL PLAY INFORMATION
Where: East Rec Center lower courts—through Gate 2 to the two courts on east side.
When: New players’ (strictly beginners) introduction to the game is every Tuesday at 9 am sharp! Coached play for beginners and novices every Tuesday at 10 am—Pacific Daylight Time
Attire: Court shoes with non-marking soles
Equipment: Balls are provided. Loaner paddles are available for introduction and coached play. These balls and paddles are for use only on the Oakmont Pickleball Courts. Website: https:// /oakmontpickleball.shutterfly.com New Player Contacts: Shirley Lieberman: email@example.com, 537-9871
All Oakmont residents are welcome.